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Whether you are an experienced researcher writing a PhD or someone who is just starting out writing their first dissertation, Library and Learning Resources can provide expert advice in making the most out of our extensive range of resources.

Librarians can help you throughout your research, from the scoping of the project in the initial stages through the collection of information and onto the maintaining of momentum. Keeping up to date through regular contact with your Librarian will both simplify the process and enhance your work.

Research Support

Our specialist Research Support Librarian can provide expert guidance in developing research strategies, searching the literature, and understanding the research process.

Subject Support

You can also book a tutorial with a Learning and Teaching Librarian, who can provide expert guidance in literature searching and search strategies relating to your chosen subject.

ADM

Acting

Architecture and Design

Art

Emma Brown: Learning, Teaching and Research Services

Francis Firth: Collection Management

Chloe Smith: Learning, Teaching and Research Services

Victoria Wreghitt: Collection Management

Emma Brown: Learning, Teaching and Research Services

Victoria Wreghitt: Collection Management

Conservatoire

English

Fashion and Textiles

Emma Brown: Learning, Teaching and Research Services

Francis Firth: Collection Management
 

Chloe Smith: Learning, Teaching and Research Services

Francis Firth: Collection Management

Chloe Smith: Learning, Teaching and Research Services

Victoria Wreghitt: Collection Management

Jewellery

Media / Games, Film and Animation

Visual Communication

Chloe Smith: Learning, Teaching and Research Services

Victoria Wreghitt: Collection Management

Chloe Smith: Learning, Teaching and Research Services

Francis FirthCollection Management

Chloe Smith: Learning, Teaching and Research Services

Victoria Wreghitt: Collection Management

BLSS

Business

Law

Psychology

Amy Bush and Sue O'Sullivan:Learning, Teaching and Research Services

Deniz Bilgen: Collection Management

Amy Bush: Learning, Teaching and Research Services

Deniz Bilgen: Collection Management

Sue O'SullivanLearning, Teaching and Research Services

Deniz Bilgen: Collection Management

Criminology

Sociology

Black Studies

Sue O'SullivanLearning, Teaching and Research Services

Deniz Bilgen: Collection Management

Sue O'SullivanLearning, Teaching and Research Services

Deniz Bilgen: Collection Management

Sue O'SullivanLearning, Teaching and Research Services

Deniz Bilgen: Collection Management

CEBE

Computing and Digital Technology

Engineering and the Built Environment

James DeanLearning, Teaching and Research Services

Deniz BilgenCollection Management

James Dean: Learning, Teaching and Research Services

Deniz Bilgen Collection Management

HELS

Health Sciences

Defence School 
of Healthcare Education

Education and Social Work

Nursing and Midwifery

Andrew Sayer: Learning,Teaching and Research

Mandy Goode: Learning, Teaching and Research (ODP, Paramedics, Public Health)

Graham Gamblin: Collection Management

Mandy Goode: Learning,Teaching and Research

Graham Gamblin: Collection Management

Janice Wright: Learning,Teaching and Research

Ann Stairmand-Jackson: Collection Management

Helen RybaLearning, Teaching and Research

Ann Stairmand-Jackson: Collection Management

 

Resources

On our Find Resources pages you will find introductions to all our resource pages including:

Library Search

Start your search with our powerful library search platform. Fast and intuitive, Library Search brings together the vast range of BCU library resources into one easy to use platform.

Start your Search Here

A Guide for Researchers

Library and Learning Resources have developed an online guide aimed at supporting researchers.The guide provides links to useful internal and external contacts, along with suggesting resources and services which may help along the research journey.

Access the Guide

Research Workshops

Aimed at research staff and students, Learning & Teaching librarians will frequently organise sessions.

The latest workshops in the series for researchers are being held online through Microsoft Teams. For full details and to book your place, please visit our Moodle site.

Previous workshops have covered topics such as:

  • Embracing Open Access
  • Copyright for Researchers
  • Managing your Literature Search

Inter-Library Loans

As a library service we have access to a wide range of print and electronic books and journals. There will be occasions where we do not have access to a particular book or journal article. The Inter Library Loan service can help on these occasions. It allows us to borrow from institutions such as the British Library and other University libraries therefore giving us access to a huge range of resources. For more information on the process please refer to our inter-library loan pages.

Centre for Academic Success

Based on the ground floor of Curzon Building providing workshops, one-to-one and small group tutorials and online resources on subjects including:

  • Academic writing
  • Dissertations
  • Referencing
  • Statistics

Find out more by visiting their iCity page.

Personal Development Department

Based at City South, the Personal Development Department is here to help you make the most of your academic skills during your time at University. The department is staffed by tutors who have a range of skills and experience in education and practice who are perfectly placed to understand your concerns and answer your questions by email, over the phone or face-to-face. The team are happy to discuss any aspects of your work that are causing you concern and point you in the right direction.

Regular academic skills workshops are offered in the areas of:

  • Essay writing
  • Critical analysis
  • Referencing
  • Numeracy to support drug calculations
  • Exam and revision techniques.

Find out more by visiting their iCity page.

IT Training

The IT training team offers a variety of free training and support both in person and online.

Courses are tailored for the individual needs of students and staff; follow the links to iCity to browse the current offerings. These include:

  • Excel Essentials
  • Introduction to NVivo
  • EndNote Web Referencing Tool
  • Getting to Know OneDrive

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